Washington State Updates List of Allowed Pesticides

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has updated their list of pesticides allowed for cannabis production. Two products — AzaMax and Evergreen Pyrethrum Concentrate — were removed based on advice from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, who said the products contained ingredients not listed on their labels. 24 pesticides were removed from the list because […]

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Growers Network Documents Large Scale Production in Episode Two of ‘Canna Cribs’

Following the popular reception of Episode 1 of Canna Cribs, Growers Network went to Grow Op Farms, owners of the Phat Panda, Hot Sugar!, and Sticky Frog brands for the second episode of Canna Cribs. Grow Op Farms is a major cannabis producer in the state of Washington and Growers Network took the opportunity to […]

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Cannabis Genetics: Every Grower’s Starting Point

This time of year, many growers are in planning stages or already getting started on their outdoor gardens. These early decisions can play a big role in how your season goes and, ultimately, in your final yield. However, choosing your genetics is probably the most basic — yet extremely important — decision you will face. […]

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Brittny Anderson & Brian Farmer: Encouraging Sustainable Cannabis

Brittny Anderson and Brian Farmer are co-founders of the Cannabis Conservancy, a sustainability certification group that helps consumers identify cannabis growers and producers who use responsible agricultural practices. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Brittny and Brian join our host TG Branfalt to talk about the founding and goals of the Cannabis Conservancy, the positive response […]

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Pam Marrone: Creating Bio-Based Pest Management for Cannabis Growers

Pam Marrone is the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company offering bio-based pest management and plant health solutions that are effective, efficient, and environmentally responsible. As the cannabis industry takes off, we’re seeing a continual and deliberate push away from the stigmatized days of old and towards the general acceptance of cannabis […]

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Jesse Peters: Responsible Cannabis Business Practices

Jesse Peters is the owner and CEO of Eco Firma Farms and is a founding member of the Oregon Cannabis Association. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Jesse joins our host TG Branfalt to talk about Eco Firma’s longterm goal of becoming 100% carbon neutral, some green energy solutions that other cannabis companies can consider to follow […]

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Washington Patients Still Don’t Have Easy Access to Clones, Seeds

In Washington state, a medical cannabis patient who is registered on the Marijuana Authorization Database can grow up to six plants at home, while a qualifying patient who is not registered can grow up to four plants — but do medical cannabis patients in Washington really have legal access to seeds, clones, and plants? We recently decided […]

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Review: HBK Genetics Flower Products

East of Santa Cruz in the Central California inland area you will find the garden of HBK Genetics. Eric Minor has been growing cannabis medicine as long as he can remember. He is a second generation grower who picked up his dad’s craft in his late teens and has continued his family’s strong tradition. Insiders […]

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Ohio Selects Final 12 MMJ Cultivators

Ohio regulators have chosen the final 12 medical cannabis cultivators rounding out the 24 firms approved by the state out of 185 applicants, according to a Business Insider report. The new approvals include 11 large growers are one small cultivator. The large-scale growers – up to 25,000 square feet – had to pay $20,000 just […]

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James Yagielo: Cannabis Industry Staffing and Recruitment

James Yagielo is the CEO of HempStaff, a cannabis industry staffing agency that offers recruitment services to cannabis companies and educational courses to prospective cannabis employees. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, James joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss the cannabis education and training courses that HempStaff has made available across the country […]

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U.S. Hemp Production More than Doubled in 2017

Acreage of hemp crops in the U.S. more than doubled from 9,770 acres in 2016 to 23,346 in 2017, according to advocacy group Vote Hemp’s 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report. The report indicates that 32 universities conducted hemp research this year, and that 1,456 state hemp licenses were issued to researchers and cultivators. The largest […]

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California Regulators Propose Capping Cannabis Grows at 1 Acre

According to cannabis industry environmental regulations proposed by the California Department of Food & Agriculture, cultivators would not be allowed to grow more than 1 acre of cannabis, regardless of municipal rules, until 2023, the Eureka Times-Standard reports. Operators expressed mixed reviews of the plan as some would have to completely overhaul their business plan, […]

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Canadian Community College Offers Cannabis Cultivation Course; Gov’t Paying Tuition for First Round of Students

New Brunswick, Canada’s Dieppe Community College will begin offering its 12-week medical cannabis cultivation course next month, and the first class will have their tuition covered by the provincial government, according to a CBC News report. The course, which begins Nov. 27, costs CA$2,800 per student, equaling CA$70,000 (US$54,484) for the class of 25 students. […]

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Pennsylvania Allows First MMJ Producer to Begin Production

Cresco Yeltrah has been given the greenlight by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to begin medical cannabis production – it is the first licensed operator to receive the go-ahead in the state. The firm, one of 12 licensed in Pennsylvania, is based in Jefferson County, northeast of Pittsburgh. Cresco has already integrated with the state’s […]

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Environmental Groups Urge Humboldt County Regulators to Hold Off on New Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

A cohort of five environmental stewardship organizations sent a letter to the Humboldt County, California Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors asking them not to permit any new cannabis grows as the state rolls toward the adult-use industry. The Oct. 12 letter, authored by representatives from the Environmental Protection Information Center, Northcoast Environmental Center, Redwood […]

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Fires Engulf Cannabis Farms in California’s Emerald Triangle

Several cannabis farms in Mendocino County, California have fallen victim to wildfires, which have grown increasingly severe throughout the state in recent years. Mendocino County is one of three counties that comprise the state’s famed Emerald Triangle, which is known worldwide as a leader in cannabis production. The region also includes Humboldt and Trinity counties, […]

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The 4th Annual Emerald Exhange: A Cannabis Community Photo Essay

Walking into the 4th Annual Emerald Exchange was the beginning of a spiritual experience. Tucked quietly on a private farm in the center of Moorpark’s breathtaking southern California terrain, this cannabis market has become one of California’s premier events for resource and information exchange, education, revelation, and fun in the cannabis community. If you are […]

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Danny Sloat: Self-Healing Through Clean Cannabis Cultivation

Danny Sloat is the owner of Alpinstash, a Colorado cannabis cultivator known for producing premium-quality cannabis with an emphasis on environmentally friendly growing practices. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Danny joins our host TG Branfalt to talk about his company’s emphasis on an eco-friendly production process, the therapeutic value of growing your own cannabis plants, […]

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Jack Hudson: Heading a Combined Cultivation, Processing, and Retail Operation in Massachusetts

Jack Hudson is the founder and CEO of Ermont Inc., a licensed medical cannabis company based in Quincy, Massachusetts. Founded in 2013, Ermont is a medical cannabis operation that spans all aspects of the industry, including cultivation, production, processing, and retail. Ermont opened its dispensary’s doors in late 2016 and has already attracted local and national […]

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Canadian MMJ Producers Need to Increase Production for National Adult-Use Market

In an interview with the CBC, the executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis, a licensed producer in the Great White North, is confident current operators will be able to serve Canada’s recreational cannabis market but the companies need to ramp up production in preparation. “We need to expand our capacity right away simply to meet the […]

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Translating Artisanal Cannabis Growing Into Resume Format

Times are changing. In decades past, for individuals operating a home-based cannabis cultivation operation, the prospect of including this experience on a resume and subsequent job search has been a fantasy, afterthought, or impossibility. Nevertheless, cannabis growing is rapidly transforming from a secretive enterprise into a legitimate and respected profession. As evidenced by the voice […]

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West Virginia Hemp Cultivation Now Open to Private Citizens

Private citizens in West Virginia can now apply to the state Agriculture commissioner for a license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes, according to a Charleston Gazette-Mail report. Previously, licenses were only available to members of research institutions, such as colleges and universities. The amended law was signed by Gov. Jim Justice in April. […]

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Ask a Grower: How to Find a Location for Your Commercial Grow?

With the industry facing strict and over-reaching regulations, cannabis growers need to put a lot of thought into choosing a location for their commercial grow site. There are tons of things to consider — zoning, neighbors, the climate, local and state laws — and if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for or exactly where […]

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North Coast Growers: Competitive Cannabis Cultivation in Washington State

North Coast Growers is a Tier 2 licensed cannabis producer/processor in Washington state with 22 employees. State law allows Tier 2 producer/processors to dedicate between 2,000 sq. feet and 10,000 sq. feet to plant canopy — and we recently got a tour of their grow facility to take some pictures and learn about the history […]

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